The past few days I’ve thrown a lot at you. So today we are going to take it easy. Okay maybe my interpretation of easy is different than yours. We aren’t going to sit around and talk about our feelings we are going to hit the weights!!!
Now I’m going to make a sweeping statement. If this is not you AWESOME if this you consider this an intervention! If you want to get the tight, tone, buff, ripped body of your dreams you must lift!!!
Now when I say lift, I’m not talking light weight I’m talking lifting weight so that the last 2-3 reps are hard with good form. If you are a Mom consider how heavy your baby was when they were born 7-10 pounds. Now let’s add a baby carrier we up to maybe 20?? So stop reaching for the 3 pound weights.
How you build muscle is to cause micro tears in your muscle fibers, when these muscle fibers repair you have muscle growth. To cause these tears you must lift heavy to tax your muscles. Now you will feel sore some days, but I don’t want you to be so sore that you are unable to lift your arms over your head or get out of your chair. I do however want you to kick your own tushy!!
I’m myth busting right now. Lifting heavy weights will not make you bulky!!! Us ladies don’t have enough testosterone.
Read this great article in Women’s Health
- If you don’t lift how will you incorporate lifting into your fitness routine ( will you take a strength training class, hire a trainer for 1 session or start to lift on your own) Add in some of these. They don’t require any weights and can be done anywhere. Add strength exercises to your routine — pushups, pullups, squats, lunges. I’ve included a free workout at the bottom of this blog.
- If you do lift how long have you been doing that workout? If it’s been more than 4-6 weeks it’s time to change it up. For those taking this challenge for just $5.00 I’ll write you a workout based on your needs. If you are interested just send me an email. Be sure to put I need a workout in subject line. Try adding the following to your workout compound lifts like squats, deadlifts, bench presses, dips, chinups, overhead presses and rows.
- Give this workout a try and let us know how you did. Click the words “thank you” to get the workout ThankYou
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Stay tuned.. tomorrow I will talk about cardio.